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World leaders congratulate Obama

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 01:15

Nov.7 - Leaders of Britain, Germany and Canada send congratulatory messages to U.S. President Barack Obama after his re-election. Simon Hanna reports.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron takes time out during a visit to Jordan to congratulate U.S. President Barack Obama on his re-election. Cameron is in Jordan to discuss the Syrian crisis and said that he hoped to work with the U.S. president to find a solution to the conflict. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON: "I am hearing appalling stories of what is happening inside Syria and one of the first things I want to talk to Barack about is how we must do more to try and solve this crisis. But above all congratulations to Barack, I enjoy working with him, I think he is a very successful American president and I look forward to working with him in the future." German chancellor Angela Merkel also expressed her "heartfelt congratulations" to the President and told reporters that she was looking forward to continued trans-Atlantic cooperation. Meanwhile Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper also delivered a message of congratulations to Obama during a visit to India. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER: "I congratulate President Obama on his victory and his really hard fought election. We look forward to working with the president for the next four years. We have had a very good and productive working relationship." Obama won a second term as president overcoming stiff opposition from Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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World leaders congratulate Obama

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 01:15

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